Eat, Drink & Be Generous

Rebuilding community through good food and generosity.

Working together to rebuild community through good food and generosity.

A series of virtual events, Eat, Drink & Be Generous is centered around good food and raising money to support the community. 

Check out the chef lineup and reserve your spot for upcoming events below!


We’re adding new, exciting restaurateurs often—below are just a few, more to come.

Robin Wehl Martin | Hello Robin

University Village & Capitol Hill
Bakery, Cookies

Hello Robin has been a destination cookie shop since first opening on Capitol Hill in 2013.
They offer 12 cookie flavors and have been recognized by local and national publications for having the best cookies in the city (and the state)! Recently, a University Village shop was added to the mix.
Visit Hello Robin’s Website

Donna Moodie | Marjorie

Capitol Hill
Pacific Northwest Cuisine

Born in Jamaica and raised in Chicago, Donna Moodie found her way into her mother’s kitchen at an early age. In 2003, having already opened two successful Seattle restaurants, Moodie transformed a former venture into Marjorie, paying tribute to the inspiration for her lifelong affair with hospitality.
Visit the Marjorie page >>

Ethan Stowell | Ethan Stowell Restaurants

Seattle Region

Chef Ethan Stowell grew up in Seattle and connects with community through his restaurants stretching from Ballard to Capitol Hill. His transformation of simple ingredients to culinary marvels has gotten him nominated for several James Beard Awards.
Visit the Ethan Stowell’s page >>

Rodney Hines | Metier Brewing Company


Throughout his career, Rodney has advocated for businesses to measure success through both profitability and civic responsibility. For this work, Rodney made #16 on Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business 2017.
Visit the Metier Brewing Company site >>

Trey Lamont | Jerk Shack

Caribbean Cuisine

Born and raised in Seattle, Chef Trey Lamont was inspired by his early experience in his grandmother’s kitchen and knew from a young age that he wanted to cook. His menu is inspired by his Jamaican heritage, with a focus on made-from-scratch cooking using house-ground spices, smoked and fried to perfection.
Visit the Jerk Shack page >>

Edouardo Jordan | JuneBaby

Southern Cuisine

After graduating from Le Cordon Bleu culinary school, Edouardo Jordan worked the renowned restaurant scene of New York, including The French Laundry, Per Se and Lincoln Ristorante. Chef Jordan, a two-time James Beard Award winner, opened his first restaurant in Ravenna, Salare, in 2015—and has since opened JuneBaby and Lucinda Grain Bar.
Visit the JuneBaby page >>

Jen Doak | Brimmer & Heeltap

Fusion Cuisine

Jen Doak is a Seattle local with over two decades of experience in the wine and hospitality industries. She thrives on bringing people together and truly cares about being surrounded by good people and quality interactions.
Visit the Brimmer & Heeltap page >>

Logan Cox | Homer

North Beacon Hill
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

Chef Logan Cox, a James Beard semi-finalist, brings us Middle Eastern small plates, influenced by Pacific NW ingredients. Homer’s long list of accolades includes ‘Best New Restaurants in America’ last year by GQ.
Visit the Homer page >>

Upcoming Events

These events will bring guests together over Zoom for an evening of robust discussion around issues impacting people in the community, a special cooking or bartending demo from a featured chef or bartender plus fundraising to help those in need. Food and/or cocktail kits will be supplied by some of Seattle’s best local restaurants and available for guests to pick up the night of the event.

Seattle Chef’s Table–$100

Ethan Stowell Restaurants
Sold out!

Ethan Stowell & P.J. Carlesimo

Community Cocktails–$30

Métier Brewing Co.

Rodney Hines

Cookies & Cocktails–$50

Hello Robin & Marjorie

Donna Moodie, Robin Wehl Martin

Corporate Team Event

Private Event for Accenture

Ethan Stowell

Check back here often—more events are coming and will be added soon.

An Extra Reason to Be Generous

Become an Emerging Leader 365 ($30/month) or Change Maker donor ($100/month) during an Eat, Drink & Be Generous event and be entered for your chance at two Alaska Airlines first-class roundtrip tickets anywhere Alaska Airlines flies. Winner will be announced June 30, 2021.

Sponsor This Event

Together with our donors and partners, we’re working every day to rebuild our community in Seattle and King County in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. This is a great opportunity to help our most vulnerable neighbors get back on their feet while also lifting up our local restaurants.

Thanks to these Generous Event Sponsors

Because of the generosity of event sponsors, all proceeds from ticket sales and donations made at events will go to supporting the community. Restaurant costs are covered by sponsorships.


How will the virtual events work?

After registering, we’ll reach out to you with details about the menu, where and when to pick up your meal kit if applicable. Close to the event, we’ll send you the secure Zoom link.

What’s in a meal kit?

Meal kits are put together to serve two adults. We’re doing our best to accommodate some dietary needs (e.g. vegetarian), though this may vary by event/establishment. Every meal and/or cocktail kit will be different depending on the featured chef and restaurant. Most will involve at least some level of preparation necessary, such as grilling a steak or dressing a salad.

If I’m unable to pick up my meal kit, can I get a refund?

Registrations aren’t refundable but are definitely transferable! If something comes up, we encourage you to share your ticket(s) with someone who you really like. It’s going to be a fun event—and is a great opportunity to get to know more about United Way and support local restaurants.

Are you planning any in-person events?

For now, we’re going fully virtual through fall and winter. We’ll reevaluate as things improve with both the weather and COVID-19.

United Way of King County is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofit organization and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. To claim a donation as a deduction on your U.S. taxes, please keep your email donation receipt as your official record. We’ll send it to you upon successful completion of your donation.